ABPCO is incentivising university students to complete research and dissertations relevant to the association and not for profit conference management sector. Dissertations submitted in accordance with guidelines identified by ABPCO will awarded £100.
Once the dissertations/projects have been submitted and independently reviewed a further £200 prize will be awarded to one individual for creating a dissertation that balances the highest standard of writing and research with relevance to ABPCO and its membership. The winner will have the opportunity to present their work at the ABPCO Excellence Awards.
Dr Sandro Carnicelli, University of the West of Scotland and ABPCO Executive Board member said: “ABPCO are continually working with universities to identify opportunities for closer partnerships as well as activities that will ensure students fully appreciate the size and impact of the association event sector. This initiative will deliver significant value for the students, universities and ABPCO as they come together to develop and share knowledge for the benefit of all. In particular, the students have a chance to showcase their knowledge to the wider industry, whilst ABPCO members can review and make the most of their academic research, insight and conclusions.”
The guidelines for the dissertations include the following: